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Linlithgow Palace

Address: in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.
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New York City, New York
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337 reviews 337 reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We saw 15-20 castles throughout our trip in Scotland and this was one of my favorite. It is incredibly well-preserved, so there's a lot to explore. The central courtyard is dominated by a stunning fountain that still retains much of it's original detail. You're able to climb through most of the floors, which is unusual as the upper floors in... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you like Scottish history this is a must see! The Stewarts used this as they're main residence, and you can feel the history around you as you go through the Palace. Impressive gateway and fountain. Lovely views, and the town is worth a look too - especially some of the older pubs!

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Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Viisted the palace with two kids under 10. There is a treasure hunt to keep the kids interested when walking through the castle. Watch out for the chimneys question though, as we had differing opinions ! Interesting slice of Scottish history and well worth taking the time to visit.

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Vail, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I visited the castle yesterday, and it was just fantastic! At this time of year - December - and on a cold weekday, I got the castle all to myself! Linlithgow is such a tiny town, and not so many people come here in Winter. It was like exploring an ancient ruin with no limitations. You can climb all around... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went here on St.Andrews day last year,the weather was amazing,great views.It is a very open castle,not good for disabled people no lift I don't think.Great chippy in the town centre,not a lot of shops though,near the train station

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We loved walking through the ruins of this elaborate royal palace of by gone years. It was several stories high over looking a lake and surrounded by a park. Really enjoyed the rustic ruins. Worth the visit. The location was easy to find on our way from Striling to the Erinburgh airport. The village is also charming and quaint.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great views across the Loch. Lovely staff on duty and great for youngsters to explore on many different levels.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I did know what to expect and did not expect a ruin. But, having overcome my initial shock, I had a brilliant time walking around the ruins and taking in the historic history. The weather was dry and sunny which made it very enjoyable. If we, an umbrella is recommended. The walk up to the viewing platform in one of... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Linlithgow Palace - former residence of the kings of Scotland, located in the town of Linlithgow in West Lothian County. The first mention of this place, situated in the building belonging to the Scottish royal family come from the twelfth century. Later, this area fell into the hands of the English, and Edward I ordered remodel residence in the fortress... More 

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Puslinch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Love everything about Linlithgow Palace, the history, the ruins, the photo ops. Walk around the Loch if you have the time, lovely scenery. Well worth the visit, don't miss it.

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